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Reel Focus: Nissan Partners With African American Film Critics For ...

Nissan was the official automobile sponsor of the 8th Annual AAFCA Awards, a celebration held by the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, CA. This year’s AAFCA Awards was hosted by “Entertainment Tonight’s” Nischelle Turner ...
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Transatlantic Thespian: David Oyelowo Talks Interracial Love, Meghan Markle & ...

David Oyelowo is a Critic’s Choice and NAACP Image Award-winning actor known for playing historical figures and tackling serious subjects in cinema like his acclaimed work as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Selma;” Robert Katende in “Queen of Katwe;” ...
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BJ The Chicago Kid: Up Close With R&B’s Best Kept ...

R&B has been born again and BJ The Chicago Kid could very well be its savior!  I’m not the only one to think so too either as BJ was nominated for three 2017 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance for ...
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Historic Heroine: Ruth Negga Talks About Starring In “Loving”

American history is so rich and vast that unless you’re a historian, you feel like you’re always learning something that you didn’t know existed before. That’s what happened to me going into the new Focus Features film, “Loving.” “Loving” is ...
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Insight & Perspective: One On One With “The Birth of ...

“The Birth of a Nation” will open nationwide on October 7, 2016. Set against the antebellum South in in Southampton County, Virginia and based on a true story of a literate slave and preacher named Nat Turner, “The Birth of ...
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A People’s Journey: Inside The National Museum of African American ...

In an age where people get their news and information from social media headlines and online memes, it’s been both refreshing and heartwarming seeing the international excitement and anticipation over the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African ...
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Lecresia Campbell: Gospel Star’s “Miracle” Recovery After Stroke

Gospel powerhouse Lecresia Campbell is recuperating at a rehabilitation hospital after surviving a stroke. Best known for hits like “Perfect Praise (How Excellent),” “Even Me,” and “Safety,” Campbell suffered her stroke in early August and her initial prognosis from doctors ...
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Poetic Justice: Musical Adaptation Of “Love Jones” Movie Going On ...

As the 20-year anniversary of the release of the popular romantic comedy “Love Jones” approaches, a stage adaptation of the movie is hitting the road this fall. “Love Jones: The Musical” will feature music superstars Dave Hollister, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, ...
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Montell Jordan: Releases New Memoir & Returns To Performing R&B

Former R&B superstar Montell Jordan has released a new book, “Becoming Unfamous: The Journey of ‘How We Do It’ To How He Do It.” The “This Is How We Do It” singer stepped away from his career in mainstream music ...
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Iyanla Vanzant: “Fix My Life” Star Talks Donald Trump, Lamar ...

Motivational speaker and TV personality Iyanla Vanzant is preparing to deliver a keynote address on the Empowerment Stage during the 22nd annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, July 2. “I’ve done it for 14 years and I consider ...